Proposal Process

Researchers wishing access to the confidential micro data in the RDCs will submit proposals to a review committee operating under the auspices of SSHRC and Statistics Canada. The committee will carry out the adjudication of the program submissions primarily based on the research merit of the proposal but also taking into account the capacity of the centre and the need to access detailed data. The review committee will consist largely of academic researchers, with representation from other research communities and Statistics Canada.

Complete details on the application process are available on the Statistics Canada website.

The Statistics Canada analyst at the ARDC will be happy to assist with the application process. Please contact the analyst at